UPM Raflatac strengthens its leadership team in the Americas with three recent appointments

Press Release 2.3.2023 18:57 EET

UPM Raflatac has made three important appointments in its Americas leadership team to support the company’s growth strategy.

Christian Szameit was appointed National Sales Director, North America, effective January 2, 2023. In his new role, Christian will lead the North American Field and Inside Sales Teams. He is part of the Americas Management Team and will report to Tim Kirchen, Senior Vice President of UPM Raflatac Americas. In his prior position, Szameit worked as UPM Raflatac’s Area Sales Director for the Western United States and Western Canada. He is based in Portland, Oregon.

UPM Raflatac is also pleased to announce that Morgan Dundas has been appointed Sales Director, East for the United States and Eastern Canada as of February 27, 2023. She will report to Christian Szameit, National Sales Director, North America.

Dundas joins UPM Raflatac from Glen Dimplex Group where she worked since 2017 in various strategic and sales roles, including Director of Sales. Dundas is based in Toronto, Canada.

In addition, in September 2022 Brinder Gill was appointed Director of the Americas Paper Laminates Business Unit. He is part of the global Paper Laminates Business Management Team, as well as the Americas Management Team, and reports to Mauri Suomela, Senior Vice President of Global Paper Laminates Business Unit. Prior to this new position, Gill was UPM Raflatac’s Area Sales Director for the East Region of the Americas. He is based in Mills River, North Carolina.

“Our Americas leadership team is now stronger, positioning us to better serve our customers and brands in the region,” stated Kirchen. “I am confident that Morgan will lead our East Sales Team to further success, and with Brinder and Christian in their new roles, we are poised to accelerate the growth of our organization.”

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